History of Pharmacy
Pharmacy - this is the science of the development of medicinal care and pharmaceutical knowledge at various stages in the development of social life and culture.
The term "pharmacy", like the pharmacy itself, has its long history. Under the image of the deified doctor of Ancient Egypt, Thoth inscribed "pharmacies" or "pharmacies", which means giving healing, safety. The God of Wisdom was depicted as a man with the head of an ibis bird or incarnated as a baboon (both symbols of wisdom in Ancient Egypt). According to legend, He divided humanity by language and invented writing, mathematics and astronomy, religious rituals, music, healing by means of funds. It was attributed to the compilation of the most ancient medical treatises.
With the development of hunting, medicinal products of animal origin appear: fat, blood, bone marrow; In the future, for the medical purpose, separate organs, for example, the liver, began to be used. Together with this, the development of primitive assistance in trauma.
In connection with the transition of man from the hunting economy to cattle breeding, many new medicinal plants were discovered. It was noted that when eating some herbs animals are excited, sometimes there is vomiting and other unusual phenomena. These observations made it possible to identify the emetic and laxative properties of plants and apply them then for therapeutic purposes. Thus, the use of medicinal properties of plants was the result of generalization of observations of mankind.
Following the medicinal substances of vegetable and animal origin, there are also substances of mineral origin, primarily in the form of mineral waters.
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